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JD

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2009, 04:44:56 PM »
Hi...

I went to the service at Manchester Cathedral today....  I even sat 3rd row from the front...

I was proud and honoured to be there...


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Re: James William Alexander Memorial at St Pauls Astley Bridge, Bolton
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2009, 04:54:26 PM »
Here is the memorial in St Pauls Astley Bridge.

James Alexander is the second name on the left

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2009, 05:55:08 PM »
Hi JD,
 Congratulations on making it to the Regimental Memorial Service today, did you make yourself known to anyone there? I understand that several of the moderators were present, next year see if you can manage to get down to Ardwick to join them in the traditional curry which has always followed the service.
The Memorial in St Pauls appears to be well looked after, glad everything has turned out so well for you in such a short space of time and trust that you will be seen and heard often on the site.
Cheers and take care,
George.

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2009, 12:07:52 AM »
Hi...

I went to the service at Manchester Cathedral today....  I even sat 3rd row from the front...

I was proud and honoured to be there...



it was a lovely service and very well attended, shame i didn't know you were there

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2009, 04:30:41 PM »
me too.....

I felt quite moved after the service and hung back a while..

Everyone looked like they had a purpose and I felt I was a drifter... I had to get back to the office anyway...but I will attend next year .  I am going to attempt to see where his medals are kept and if they come back to the family I will want to wear them....

How will I know if he was part of the Manchester pals and are there any known photos as such that you are aware...?

Do CWGC ever discover the remains of soldiers and inform next of kin...  Will I need to make myself known to them??

Shame I didn't catch you.....

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2009, 05:06:07 PM »

How will I know if he was part of the Manchester pals and are there any known photos as such that you are aware...?


the 20th were a Pals Battalion but he would have missed the photos that were done before they went abroad
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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2009, 06:52:01 PM »


Can I just say ... you all need to buy one of Tony's Manchester Regiment Forum badges - then you could all wear them and recognise each other ...... ( better than the usual red carnation !! )  ;)

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2009, 07:01:55 PM »
Hi, A darn good job I just rechecked before posting a similar statement re identification by Forum Badge.
Ta. George.

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2009, 09:44:22 PM »
ah ha...  I am learning fast....  a badge it will be next time....

I have been checking ancestry just in case JW's records from the burned records suvived.....alas...no trace...

I am trying to ascertain when he would have enlisted, so providing he had the medals will determine the dateline.....


Evening all....

Thanks for your persistence and knowledge x

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2009, 09:04:10 AM »
you all need to buy one of Tony's Manchester Regiment Forum badges - then you could all wear them and recognise each other ......

There is a rather large hint as to what I look like  ;D

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2009, 10:19:06 AM »
And a handsome looking devil you are too!
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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2009, 02:57:22 PM »
 :-X  ;D ;D
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JD

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2009, 08:54:06 PM »
So you were the dashing one......

I will know next time......



JD

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2010, 06:16:04 PM »
Guys.....and Wendi

You are not going to believe this.....well that's the phrase, but I am off to Tyne Cote Cemetry next week.....

Oh my gosh....

I think i need to get books now on the Manchester Regiment...a sort of history of for the time Uncle James was there....

I think he was in the 5th Pals...but unsure how to check this out.....

Let me know if you think I should be mindful of anything I should take with me or that would be useful....

Happy to be back.....

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Re: James William Alexander
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2010, 10:25:06 AM »
Hi JD ! 

Hope you have a lovely time (I'm sure you will!) Take walking boots, wet weather clothes & a poppy cross, flowers or some such item to leave at the memorial, in memory of James.

It was 5th Pals: You can read a little on the main site here

http://www.themanchesters.org/20th%20batt.htm

Wendi  :)
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